I think we can all admit that we have come across clean freaks, untidy souls and people who simply can’t dispose of anything they own.
Clean freaks will see a spot, smell something bad, stop having breakfast, and start cleaning despite hunger pangs. They cannot stand the sight of dirt, an ounce of dust, and are great fans of Lysol and Bleach. Clean freaks will also hire a junk removal team fairly often because they enjoy a massive cleanout whenever they feel their home is too cluttered. The untidy soul tends to have things lying around everywhere, after drinking milk the milk carton is on the kitchen counter for a day/week, the laundry is on the floor instead of the laundry hamper. Most of the time a good couple of hours of cleaning resolves the untidy person’s environment and it’s back to being tidy before it turns to mess again. Some people find that the mess that keeps coming up in their house is stuff they have not used for years but still want to keep and this is where custom built sheds in their backyard could come useful to store these things that do not need to be in their home but still need to be kept.
The person who cannot dispose of anything they own has a real problem throwing away just about anything. From wine bottles, magazines, books, empty coca-cola cans, plastic bottles, taking in stray animals and they are prone to just stacking or simply putting it just about anywhere they feel there is some space……this is a mental disorder called the Hoarding Disease.
Believe it or not, 2%-5% of the U.S. population suffers from hoarding disease and this is an under-diagnosed and undertreated medical condition reported by medical doctors in various publications. Some studies have shown that compulsive hoarding affects up to 6% of the U.S. population, which added up is about 19 million people, doubling the rate of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
HoarderHomes.com has been created to help communities and families who are living with this mental disease. Just like anything, when you are living in a situation it is so much harder to get out of it. Change is always tough, admission to a mental problem is almost impossible. We empathize with family members who just watch, panic and freak out as to what should be done, where do you start and how do you attack a home that you cannot walk through or even see the floor?
Believe it or not, some hoarders lead a life where at times they die in their hoarded homes or their children die and they don’t know. Stray animal hoarders live in conditions with animal urine and feces, with a horrible stench of acidity as they go to sleep at night. But they get used to it all despite the hazard it poses for them! Imagine walking into a home you can’t see daylight because the windows are covered with hoarded material, pets infested with fleas and a retching stench! This is a hazard it is no longer safe for anyone. Which is why law enforcement and safety agencies get involved when a hoarded home is reported.
The statistics on hoarders in the U.S. would indicate that in almost every city, every suburb, there must be someone who suffers from hoarding disease. To be proactive in the community it is important that people in residential neighborhoods be aware, educate themselves, avoid discriminating hoarders but look out for those in need of help. Call us, so we can buy the home “As-Is” and empower the hoarder to move on to a safer environment to get the right medical attention. Most real estate companies will not look at a hoarders home, but we do. We have a real plight to help communities combat this very sad disease.
HoarderHomes.com is able to assess, make an offer and close the purchase in 10 days or less. We don’t need anyone to pay or organize cleaning of the home. We take it just as it is, yes in the state that most people would probably faint from the stench. We can either work with the actual hoarder who is seeking help or family members who are actively trying to get their loved one into rehabilitation or a facility to get medical attention. Contact us HERE